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“Absolutely great smokehouse tour”
Review of Forman's

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Ranked #365 of 25 591 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$63
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Formans' restaurant is based in the smokehouse of H.Forman & Son, the world's oldest salmon smokers. As well as having a viewing gallery into the smokehouse - a la Willy Wonka - the views out of the restaurant window to the Olympic Park are unrivalled. The food is the finest quality British gastronomy served in an informal setting. The wine list is exclusively English and all-British spirits are served from the bar. Forman's Restaurant has a delightful terrace and outdoor riverside lounge as well as a spectacular 1000sq ft art gallery which can be hired for private events.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this was superb. We were well looked after and learnt so much about smoked salmon and many other things from the master himself. The man doing the demonstration was so much fun and really skillful. Afterwards we had a super smoked salmon lunch which was included. I would happily go again.

Date of visit: November 2018
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LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous review. We really enjoyed hosting you too and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Formans having attended the Shrouds of the Somme exhibition and Remembrance Day Service. We arrived as it opened and were given an excellent welcome by the Manager when he unlocked the gate. He showed us in to the building and took us straight to the gallery above the smoking area, explaining all about the factory, restaurant, it’s history etc.
He then showed us to the restaurant and introduced us to our server. The excellent service continued making us very welcome as the first guests for lunch.
We chose a lovely dry wine (described as being like a dry Chablis, which it was) to accompany the platter of fish which two of us shared and the Ham Hock and Chicken Liver Parfait starter. Both were superb - excellent variety of salmon with distinctive but subtle flavours while both the ham hock and chicken parfait were declared as the best ever tasted.
After such memorable starters could the mains and deserts deliver similar accolades? YES! Whether the Chicken Ballantine, Smoked Haddock fishcake, treacle sponge or espresso creme brûlée - all we’re excellent, with the Ballantine and creme brûlée being the standout picks.
We will be back!

Date of visit: November 2018
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LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad to have made what is meant to be a memorable day, even moreso.

Thanks for your very generous comments and we look forward to welcoming you back

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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Good ambience. Superb salmon, as you would expect at the temple to smoked salmon. Very good beef and lamb. Attentive and knowledgable service

Date of visit: November 2018
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LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Dear Louis
Thanks for your very kind words. Always appreciated,
Lance Forman

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Reviewed 29 October 2018

This restaurant is well worth the visit. I took my husband for a birthday treat and the food was amazing as was the wine list !

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Isabelle D
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LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

What a lucky man he is. Hopefully he will bring you back for yours!

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Reviewed 28 October 2018

lovely restaurant in a slightly out of the way place - but actually not too far from DLR /North London Line. exceptionally good fish - and surprisingly, very good meat too. We had a lovely meal with friends eating delicious fish (salmon, eel, turbot) and salt marsh lamb. Very good service - our waitress Rohimo was very helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
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LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thanks for your lovely comments and we look forward to having you back soon.

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